Inside the Cage

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Not to be confused with Roll into the Cage.
Collect the Caps... (N64) /
Inside the Cage (DS)
Dire, Dire Docks Star 6
SM64DS ItC DDD.png
Location Dire, Dire Docks
Mission # 6
Game Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
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Collect the Caps... is the sixth mission of Dire, Dire Docks in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS, though it is renamed Inside the Cage in the DS remake. In the original game, this mission is the course's final one and requires at least the Vanish Cap to be unlocked, while the DS version requires Luigi and his Power Flower ability.


The Vanish form of Metal Mario in Dire, Dire Docks
Mario wearing the Vanish Cap and Metal Cap near the Star

In the original game, Mario needs to make his way to the boardwalk in the second area. On the boardwalk are the blue and green blocks. After Mario puts both the Vanish Cap and Metal Cap on, he needs to long-jump into the water to close the distance between them and the cage and then walk over to the cage on the right. The player needs to move quickly, however, as the ability is temporary. Despite the mission title, the player can also obtain the Power Star with the Vanish Cap alone by long-jumping off the boardwalk and swimming inside the cage, although this can be tricky due to Mario's slow swimming speed.

In the DS game, Luigi needs to make his way to the boardwalk in the second area. He then needs to collect his Power Flower from the red block to turn invisible and swim down to the cage under the large hole to the south. Inside the cage is the Star, but Luigi needs to swim inside quickly before the Power Flower's ability wears off.

Names in other languages[edit]

Super Mario 64[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボウシが そろったら
Bōshi ga sorottara
When the Caps are Collected
Chinese 帽子收藏家
Màozi Shōucángjiā
Hat Collector
French Association de casquettes... Association of Caps...
German Vereine die Mützen! Combine the Hats!

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かなあみの むこうがわ
Kanaami no mukōgawa
The Other Side of the Wire Net
Chinese 金属网中[1]
Jīnshǔwǎng Zhōng
Inside the Metal Net
French Dans la cage In the Cage
German Im Inneren der Höhle Inside the Cave
Italian Nella Gabbia In the Cage
Korean 철망너머
Cheolmang neomeo
Over the Wire Net
Spanish Dentro de la jaula Inside the Cage


  1. ^ From the score sheetMedia:SM64DS course list in Chinese.png and the star menu of Super Mario 64 DS as localized by iQue.